Its really interesting. Where can we get the sample virus file for our practice or project? Here, I am gonna tell the example, how to get the sample virus file. For the people who may not aware of this, it would be useful. Not only projects or experiments, You can test it your anti-virus software whether it is genuine or not. Because, some fake anti-virus software's are also roaming in the internet via torrent and illegal files sharing.
There are two sites available to get the sample virus files. www.virussign.com and Eicar.org. Atwww.virussign.com, You can download the sample files for free. File format will be .VIR. VIR stands Virus infected file.
Also, you can get files from Eicar.org. EICAR stands for European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research. Please visit www.Eicar.org for more information.
Below example will explain you about the www.Eicar.org for reference.
But, be careful before you download the sample virus file, please update your anti-virus software up-to-date.
- Go to Eicar.org. Try to download it.
- This is the Result while my AVG Anti-Virus software detected this virus and I did move to vault.
Note: Check your Anti-Virus software is up-to-date before downloading.